|'Playful Poppies' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Sometimes we end up filing away work that maybe should see the light of day.
The other day I was going through one such box looking for an older painting someone had a question about. This bright poppy painting was in the box buried underneath layers of dull, boring landscapes. It made me smile. It caused me to ask some questions....I am working on the answers. Here is my Monday Challenge to you....go through some of your older work and just look. See if anything jumps out at you....ask yourself these questions:
- What was I thinking when I painted it?
- What was I trying to do?
- I like it now so why did I file it away?
- What can I learn about it.....why do I like it?
- Can I take these ideas and revisit them?
I am not sure yet what direction this painting might take me. I do know I am enjoying the shapes and colors and the mix of marks. I am going to hang it up to remind me that we have much to learn from our playful times!